Dictionary of Sydney

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Bassett-Darley Estate

Nine portions of land around Sydney inherited under entail by Katherine Wentworth from her father D'Arcy Wentworth, which became the subject of litigation and an Act of Parliament to remove the legal impediments to their sale.


Bassett-Darley Estate

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The history of the Bassett-Darley estates chronicles D'Arcy Wentworth's attempts to control his lands after his death, which ultimately failed, resulting in the type of subdivision typical in Sydney in the nineteenth century.